SV Darmstadt 98 missed out on Düsseldorf and is now counting on support in the race to advance to League Two. The players are frustrated and coach Torsten Liberknecht suffers because of the referee’s decision.
Lillen’s coach, Torsten Lieberknecht, offered a rare look into the inner world of the soccer team on Friday night. He stated at the press conference that an atmosphere of deep depression prevailed in the cabin of SV Darmstadt 98 after the 2-1 defeat at Fortuna Düsseldorf. Many players cried.
Werder and HSV can pass
Reason for crying: With the win, Hessen’s side would have gone up on the final day of the home game against SC Paderborn with their hands. In the event of a tie, it was possible to control the third place and take part in the relegation yourself. “A lot of people know the Bundesliga only from TV and they have this big dream,” Liberknecht said. “I have to build it now.” This big dream threatens to explode.
The next bad news came on Saturday afternoon: Hamburg S won their home game against Hannover 96 2-1 and pushed Lélin to third place. Werder Bremen followed suit on Sunday and beat Leylin with a 3-0 win in Ue. Darmstadt 98 is fourth in the final round and needs a miracle.
Liberknecht in the first leg at home!
The promotional race from Darmstadt 98 is also the subject of the house clock match on Monday night!. Coach Torsten Lieberknecht was a guest and assesses Lilien’s chances in the Bundesliga. It starts on hr tv at 11:15pm and the show is available on YouTube from around 9pm.
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collective nervous flutter
But how did it happen that the lilies missed this great opportunity and did not initially set foot in Düsseldorf? Emmanuel Iwoha (3rd minute) and Matthias Zimmermann (10) had already put the hosts ahead with two goals in the early stages, which in the past few weeks have looked quite frustrated and stunned by the angry Darmstadt pros. “I think a lot of people get on their nerves,” Liberknecht admitted. “We were very emotional.” Diagnosis: fatigue.
Over 4,000 Lilien fans are in the lost mass, with next week’s promo party at Böllenfalltor possibly on the back of their minds. He could get dizzy there. “Of course the boys noticed what was happening,” Lieberknecht said. “Many of their legs were weak, and I saw that right away.” His young team showed a humane and perhaps understandable reaction. In the race for a place in the Bundesliga, such nervous flutter is of course not helpful.
criticize the referee
In addition, Leylin, who improved significantly in the second half due to a change of system and returned to play after Tobias Kempe (60./foullfmeter) scored a goal, had some bad luck with the referee. When a great opportunity arose in a regular duel between Luca Pfeiffer and Christoph Klarer, he decided to commit an offensive foul and thus robbed the Lilies of a great opportunity to equalise. The ball reached Dusseldorf’s goal, but the goal did not count.
“There is a clear goal. With referee Florian Badstubner,” said Lieberknecht, who watched the alleged foul again on his smartphone right after the final whistle and then walked in the direction of the referee’s team with a pulse. But we have to live with it now and look forward.”
Lieberknecht makes up the team
Because the dream of promotion, as is also clear, is not over yet. Lilies carelessly gave center stage, but the competition must catch up first. Werder Bremen receive Jahn Regensburg on the last day of the match, HSV is a guest at Hansa Rostock, St. Pauli is a guest in Düsseldorf. “We have been able to stand on our feet often enough,” Liberknecht encouraged his team and fans. “It’s a wonderful journey behind us. But it’s still waiting for us.” not finished yet.
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